Matthew qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007. In the following year he worked in general practice but his interests in further education saw him return to the hospital environment.
As a Senior House Officer, he worked at the Bristol Dental Hospital in restorative dentistry and oral surgery with subsequent posts at the Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital in oral & maxillofacial surgery. This included specific rotations in oncology, facial deformity and trauma. During this time he completed his membership exams for entry to the Faculties of Dental Surgery for both the Edinburgh and English Royal Surgical Colleges.
In 2010, He gained his specialty training post at the Edinburgh Dental Institute where he completed his Masters in Clinical Dentistry and his Membership in Prosthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Matthew continued as an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where he taught and supervised students on the Masters Degree in Prosthodontics.
Matthew subsequently gained a specialty training post in restorative dentistry in order to become a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. On passing his Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he accepted a post as Locum Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Glasgow Dental Hospital. Matthew continues to be actively involved in research surrounding dental implants and implant related surgical periodontal therapies.